Girl Talk @ The Henry Fonda Theater, 10/25
"I've been stretching for a week for this shit," pronounced a very excited young man in green next to me, to anyone who would listen. "I did yoga. I did Pilates. Hell, I did Pilates twice! I am ready." Yes, the simmer of excitement that radiated from the crowd was palpable on Saturday night at the Fonda. These kids were dressed up and ready to dance. As the billing promised, "All ages" did show up at the Girl Talk show. From kids that looked like they had just hit puberty to a few elderly party-goers had all turned up to dance the night away.
In honor of the occasion many of these participants had gone all out. All of the hipster/scenester cliches were well represented as well as a few outliers of the fashion world. Wigs, feathers, costumes, and incredibly bizarre masks, were all brazenly displayed with great aplomb. In fact the kids who stood out were the ones were trying not to in jeans and t-shirts.
People were so excited about this show that before it even started people were beginning to dance. For example at one point a spilled drink became a slip and slide on the dance floor. I have never seen anything like it. A crowd of guys encircled the foamy mess and took turns trying to break dance in it. Which was both totally disgusting and inspiring at the same time.